I've been tagged !

I was tagged by The Hills are alive to write 16 random facts about myself....

J'ai été taguée par The Hills are alive et je dois écrire 16 choses à propos de moi...

 

1.I was born in Dijon, well known for its mustard (another speciality is gingerbread).

Je suis née à Dijon, ville de la moutarde (et du pain d'épices, vous ne le saviez sans doute pas).

 

2.I don't like to say how old I am.

Je n'aime pas dire mon âge.

 

3.When I was a child, one of my aunts gave me a camera. It was an Instamatic.

Mon 1er appareil photo m'a été donné par une tante quand j'étais petite. C'était un Instamatic.

 

4.When I was a child I learned to play transerse flute. The teacher said that I was too lazy to be good.

J'ai appris à jouer de la flûte traversière quand j'étais enfant. Le prof m'a dit que j'étais trop paresseuse pour devenir une bonne flûtiste.

 

5.I'm a tea lover. I hate the taste of coffee.

J'aime le thé et je déteste le goût du café.

 

6.I don't think that the Avenue of Champs Elysées in Paris is the most beautiful avenue in the world. I think it's totally overrated.

Je ne pense pas que les Champs Elysées soient la plus belle avenue du monde. Pour moi ils sont totalement surfaits.

 

7.When I'm in Paris, I like to walk randomly in the streets. I always discover nice places or buildings I didn't noticed the previous times...

Quand je suis à Paris, j'aime me marcher au hasard dans les rues et découvrir de nouveaux endroits ou des façades que je n'avais pas remarqués auparavant.

 

8.I'm french but I don't like snails and frog's legs. I dont eat tripes (tripe) à la mode de Caen, tête de veau (veal's head) sauce gribiche and pieds de porc panés (pork's foot).

Je suis française mais je ne mange pas d'escargots ni de cuisses de grenouilles. Je n'aime pas nom plus les tripes à la mode de Caen, la tête de veau sauce gribiche et les pieds de porc panés.

 

9.I love japanese and thai food.

J'aime les cuisines japonaise et thaïlandaise.

 

10.I'm not an athletic person and I don't like running.

Je ne suis pas sportive et je n'aime pas du tout courir.

 

11.I love to read. I read several books a month. I like anglo-saxon literature and detective novels. The book I'm reading at the moment is “The rabbit factory” by Larry Brown. I discovered this great author in 2008 when I borrowed one of his books (“Joe”) at the library. I have frequently good surprises when I borrow randomly books at the library.

J'adore lire. Je lis plusieurs livres par mois. J'aime la littérature anglo-saxonne et les romans policiers. Le livre que je lis en ce moment est “L'usine à lapins” de Larry Brown. J'aime beaucoup cet auteur que j'ai découvert par hasard en empruntant un de ses livres à la bibliothèque (“Joe”).

 

12.I love black and white photography but I'm often disappointed by my own B&W pictures.

J'aime beaucoup la photo en noir et blanc mais je suis très souvent déçue par mes propres photos en noir et blanc.

 

13.I don't believe in astrology. And don't tell me that I'm a self-confident person because I'm an Aries. I'm not a self-confident person.

Je ne crois pas à l'astrologie. Et ne me dites pas que je suis une personne pleine d'assurance parce que je suis Bélier ! D'ailleurs, je ne le suis pas.

 

14.I half-heartedly studied law. My first job wasn't a passion so I decided to retrain myself a few years ago. Now I'm a kind of high tech librarian (or an information manager : there isn't an exact translation of the french words) and I'm very happy with my job !

J'ai étudié mollement le droit. Mon premier emploi n'a pas été une passion, c'est pourquoi j'ai entamé un congé individuel de formation il y a quelques années. Je suis désormais chargée d'études documentaires et mon métier me plait !

 

15.I don't like winter and I don't like to be cold !

Je n'aime ni l'hiver ni avoir froid...

 

16.My favorite perfume is Allure by Chanel.

Mon parfum préféré est Allure de Chanel.

 

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  • Nigel Finn 6y

    I think you are wrong about your black and white photography, and this is an excellent example.

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  • Benedyct Antifer 6y

    1 - Mulot et Petit jean :) et vive le pain d'épice.
  • Louise Leclerc 6y

    Je te connais un peu plus maintenant! :-)

    (J'adore la lecture moi aussi et tu me donnes le goût de connaître Larry Brown)

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  • Kat... 6y

    Thank you ! Where lived your Nana ?
    Thank you Caroline. I'm glad you tagged me. And you gave me the opportunity to write in english ! ;-) I think it's more difficult to take B&W pictures... Perhaps because there is only 2 (non) colors and lots of greys ?
    Thank you Finntasia...
    Oui Mulot et Petitjean ! J'adore leur pain d'épices... et surtout celui avec des amandes ! ;-)
    J'ai lu plusieurs de ses livres et je les ai tous aimés... Ils se passent dans le sud des Etats-Unis (Mississipi). Malheureusement, j'ai lu que Larry Brown est décédé en 2004. Pour en savoir plus sur lui : ici et ici.
  • zoehd 6y

    She lived in a place called Oundle in Northamptonshire (haven't been back as want to remember it from childhood days!)
  • Kat... 6y

    I've never been in this part of England but I guess that there is nice old villages... It must be so different from Lille ! I took this picture in the old area of the city (where you can see a few paved streets).
  • ybig 6y

    Enchanté :-)
  • spleenful 6y

    I just love the Holga effect ~ this shot is lovely. And so nice to learn about you too. :-)
  • MissJewell's account will be deleted soon 6y

    ohhh..i love these 16 things about us thing. ive been tagged too by someone but i havent done my list yet. although i have a 17 things about me list posted earlier in 2008, so i'm taking my time with this new summary..:))

    like ur list, i recently discovered the "borrowing books from library is fun" thing...today i've taken 5 books and after writing this i'm gonna start reading :))

    i like ur black and white photos, like this one with the retro bicycle is so sweet and nostalgic.

    and finally i'd like to wish u a very happy new year with lots of fun and love and good health.

    anita. xxx
  • Amy Higgins 6y

    What a beautiful black and white capture - looks poetic and peaceful. Thanks for the sharing of information!
  • Kat... 6y

    :-)
    Thank you!
    Thank you Anita... Hope you found nice books at the library !
    Thank you Amy...
  • b*wag 6y

    Fantastic image... great reading as well!
  • Goran Petrasevic 6y

    jup, very cool, holga rox
  • miss_kcc 6y

    and fact no 17 - you take fabulous photos of bikes and doors/windows :)
    Another book lover here, and pain d'epice (mmmmmmmm) and I wore the same perfume for a long time!
  • horizontal.integration 6y

    i love this picture and the bw is has fantastic depth.

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  • Ben Martinez 6y

    Superbes les tonalités de gris !
  • backroom.angel 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called monomania, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    You definitely should not be disappointed with this b&w shot!



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  • g o r d m o o r e 6y

    tres bien !!!
  • sic.luceat 6y

    je me promène dans vos rues, beaucoup d'impressions
    un style bien à vous, que j'apprécie
    amikalement Sic
  • Hot Oyster Photography 6y

    Superb shot
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